Qwest Communications Appoints Ross Bernard Lau President Of International Business

Denver, July 26, 2000 — Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q), the broadband Internet communications company, today named Ross B. Lau president of international business. Lau, who will be based in Hong Kong and Denver, will lead Qwest's global expansion efforts into new markets, including the Pacific Rim countries. He will report to Qwest Chairman and CEO Joseph P. Nacchio.

Lau was with Nortel Networks Limited, where he served most recently as president and chief operating officer for service provider solutions in Asia. Earlier he was with Nortel in the United States, China, Europe, and Canada. Lau is a 27-year veteran of Nortel, beginning his career at Bell Northern Research, the research arm of Nortel Networks.

"As Qwest continues to expand its international presence, Ross expertise in the Pacific Rim carrier and equipment markets is invaluable," said Nacchio. "He is a great addition to the strong Qwest management team and we look forward to his leadership in further globalizing our business."

About Qwest
Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) is a leader in reliable, scalable and secure broadband Internet-based data, voice and image communications for businesses and consumers. The Qwest Macro Capacity® Fiber Network, designed with the newest optical networking equipment for speed and efficiency, spans more than 104,000 miles globally. For more information, please visit the Qwest web site at www.qwest.com.

This release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements may differ materially from actual future events or results. Readers are referred to the documents filed by Qwest and U S WEST with the SEC, specifically the most recent reports which identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, including potential fluctuations in quarterly results, dependence on new product development, rapid technological and market change, failure to maintain rights of way, financial risk management and future growth subject to risks, adverse changes in the regulatory or legislative environment, and failure to achieve the synergies and financial results expected from the acquisition of U S WEST. This release may include analysts' estimates and other information prepared by third parties, for which Qwest assumes no responsibility. Qwest undertakes no obligation to review or confirm analysts' expectations or estimates or to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

The Qwest logo is a registered trademark of, and CyberCenter is a service mark of, Qwest Communications International Inc. in the U.S. and certain other countries.

Contact Information
Utah Media Contact
Matt Barkett
Twitter Facebook Linkedin Google+ Email